First time Incubating


In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 27, 2012
Hey, all. We lost some hens to a raccoon and are considering replacing them by hatching some babies. We've never incubated before and we have an old-fashioned styrofoam incubator that we can borrow. Here's my question: I know humidity is important, and we live in Western Washington, and the humidity here, particularly during the fall, winter, and spring, is often in between 50% and 90%... today we're looking at 89% relative humidity. I know it's slightly lower inside, and even lower inside a heated incubator, but will we have to worry about adding moisture? Will the high ambient humidity hamper the evaporation of the liquid inside the egg during incubation?

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